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First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.

Sermons-First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco 1st Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco

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First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.

    Spiritual Practices and Climate Justice

    Spiritual Practices and Climate Justice

    “Spiritual Practices and Climate Justice”
    Sunday, July 7, 10:50 am, 2024

    “We can never return to innocence, but we can move forward with integrity.”
    - Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman

    The 20th-century spiritual leader, Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman, loved San Francisco. A mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pauli Murray, Thurman found in this city a special dynamism, a variety of people, and chance interactions that could be a gateway to transformation, individually and collectively, to resist racism, classism, and hardness of heart. In a time of climate crisis, what is love asking us to do? Spirituality and activism are not opposites—Thurman would often say they are complements. To sustain long-term work for change—whether challenging air pollution health risks, adapting to rising sea levels, cultivating food forests and community gardens, securing safe, affordable housing, or preparing renewable energies—requires vision, community, and time to “center down.” Let’s explore how personal spiritual practices may help inform our work for climate justice. 


    Rev. Daniel Lawlor, Guest Minister; Mari Magaloni Ramos, Worship Associate; Galen Workman, Moderator, Board of Trustees; Jessie Nucho, flautist; Nancy Munn, songleader; Wm. García Ganz, pianist

    Eric Shackelford; Francisco Castellanos, Camera, Camera Operators; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher

    LIVESTREAM
    https://youtube.com/live/nme12s4RNaE

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_szxBCzMtLrVyzYH1NHn1LCwYHMbc9Hr/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfzdQZLD32H9D7isV5966BFJ

    • 30 min
    Radical Rethinking of God: God is Queer

    Radical Rethinking of God: God is Queer

    “Radical Rethinking of God: God is Queer”
    Sunday, June 30, 10:50 am, 2024

    On this Pride Weekend, we will dive into Queer Theology: What does it have to say about the nature of God and of the holy? Why is that important for all of us? 

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Laura Shennum, Minister of Congregational Life; Carmen Barsody, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Lambert Moss, singer; Andy Kessler, Songleader

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Thomas Brown, Jose Matias Pineda, Francisco Castellanos, Sextons; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher

    LIVESTREAM
    https://www.youtube.com/live/TRVTeLOikps

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z_2NckXA5W7IETgv1HQGpxXOP2SH4aul/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfwTLSMLYbidl_me_id3loz-

    • 30 min
    Harmony Unveiled: The Secret Music of the Renaissance

    Harmony Unveiled: The Secret Music of the Renaissance

    “Harmony Unveiled: The Secret Music of the Renaissance”
    Sunday, June 23, 10:50 am, 2024

    “Bigger” Music Sunday is thrilled to present “Harmony Unveiled: The Secret Music of the Renaissance,” a mesmerizing service full of vocal and instrumental masterpieces sung by Areté Singers, an East Bay ensemble renowned for their innovative vocal performances. They will team up with RammDance, which features Léna Alvino, Noelle Tham, and Maddie Sager with choreography by Courtney Ramm, as well as Matthew Xie on lute and Jamie Mulfinger on flute and recorder.

    This exquisite program offers an immersive journey into one of history’s most vibrant and transformative musical periods. The congregation will experience the rich tapestry of Renaissance music, marked by its intricate polyphony, lush harmonies, and emotive depth. The shared cultural and historical significance of the performed music will not only entertain but also enlighten the audience.

    Mark Sumner, Music Director; Rev. Laura Shennum, Minister of Congregational Life; Areté Singers led by Tim Salaver, Music Director; Matthew Xie, Lute/Baroque Guitar; Jamie Mulfinger, Flute/Recorder; Courtney Ramm, Director and Choreographer, Maddie Sager, Léna Alvino, Noelle Tham, RammDance

    Eric Shackelford, Camera; Francisco Castellanos, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Judy Payne, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher

    LIVESTREAM
    https://www.youtube.com/live/z0PvmvLOFS0

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wk3nTRbqRcULMIkL_ykLMS4QCeex3uoD/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9Pinfw6VURDfqzjjfz3DEi0sFxi

    • 1 hr 1 min
    What They Taught Us?

    What They Taught Us?

    “What They Taught Us?”
    Sunday, June 16, 10:50 am, 2024

    What does it mean to be a man? What did we learn, from whom, and how? What do we want to pass on?

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Sam King, Worship Associate; Trio: Akané Ota, Kei Uchida, Tetsuya Taura, singers; Yuki Ota and Haruka Ota, cellists; Mark Sumner, pianist

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher

    LIVESTREAM
    https://youtube.com/live/XS5dK_7ilnI

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/16ldRQVvC-TOHLGlpGablkXsUQR_n4fnd/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9Pinfwc45dGjH2f8_N3XSSktJeA

    • 28 min
    A Look Back

    A Look Back

    “A Look Back”
    Sunday, June 2, 10:50 am, 2024

    Let’s look back on our year together.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Laura Shennum, Minister of Congregational Life; Mari Magaloni Ramos, Worship Associate; Galen Workman, Trustee; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Andrew Kessler, Guest Director; Wm. García Ganz, Pianist

    Shulee Ong, Camera; Francisco Castellanos, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Thomas Brown, Jose Matias Pineda, Francisco Castellanos, Sextons; Carrie Steere-Salazar, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher

    LIVESTREAM
    https://bit.ly/UUSFServices

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kpak_WO_aUSTYiZtJSNNiiQHoMePv4r4/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfzZgdrxwjv5RrZetkrN4IXp

    • 30 min
    Metaphors for Us

    Metaphors for Us

    “Metaphors for Us”
    Sunday, June 9, 10:50 am, 2024

    Bring your flowers this week as we engage in the ritual of the end of our year, where we make visible the life we have made tangible among us.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Laura Shennum, Minister of Congregational Life; Dennis Adams, Worship Associate; Liz Strand, Secretary, Board of Trustees; UUSF Bell Choir led by Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Nancy Munn, Akane Ota, Soloists; Wm. García Ganz, Pianist

    Shulee Ong, Camera; Francisco Castellanos, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Thomas Brown, Jose Matias Pineda, Francisco Castellanos, Sextons; Linda Messner, Head Usher

    LIVESTREAM
    https://bit.ly/UUSFServices

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OVleDc0TSYp-N0X1pOKtGA1Wy1_-epRK/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfzyL9CFDkTJw_3c3rwCqt07

    • 13 min

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